About Pili Bailey
Hello There! My name is Pili Bailey and I would like to welcome you to Essential Yoga Space. Here you can find inspiring stories and education about how yoga and essential oils can support your overall health and well-being. I look forward to connecting with you here.
Like you, I wear many hats. A few of the roles in my life are as a wife, a mother, a chemist, a yoga teacher, an aromatherapist. I earned a Masters in Chemistry from Georgetown University, and became a yoga teacher in 2006. In 2015, I completed a second 200 hr yoga teacher training through YogaWorks here in Pasadena, CA. In 2018, I continued my training with a Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount University.
Yoga has had a profound impact on my life, helping me to move gracefully between all the roles I play while cultivating mindfulness to be present in each moment. The lessons I learned on my mat have propelled me into a deeper self awareness and helped me to show up more authentically as my true self in the world. Yoga has created a greater sense of ease in my body and my mind. Yoga has given me the tools to cope with depression, childhood trauma, and the stress of daily life.
Before I practiced yoga, I was living under extreme stress related to career and job uncertainty in the early 2000s. During this time I also suffered from severe mood fluctuations that later was diagnosed as depression and anxiety due to childhood trauma.
I began to practice yoga around 2004. At the time, I saw yoga as a really good physical exercise that somehow also helped me to deal with the demands of a stressful career as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Over time, I began to experience the transformational effects of yoga not only in my physical body, but also in my mental and emotional body as well. I was hooked.
Yoga has been instrumental in my ability to deal with past trauma and find emotional healing. Yoga has also helped me to heal physically as well as emotionally after the trauma of an unplanned C-section at childbirth and postpartum depression.
I have experienced the power of yoga to heal the body, the mind, and the emotions. This is why I am so passionate about working with women, to help them to find the joy of being in their bodies again.
Yoga has helped me to embrace the ever changing state of my body with love and acceptance. I want to spread that message to every woman I know. If we only have this one body, and this one life, I believe that yoga can show us how to stay present in each moment and receive the ups and the downs of life with equanimity and gratitude.
My mission and goal is to help women to live healthier, happier, more stress-free lives by equipping them with the tools of yoga and aromatherapy.